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ST 3189 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3189 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, at the beginning of the month, we already have enough snow on the ground and appropriate temperatures that will ensure that we will have a White Christmas. … Continue reading

DT 30160

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30160

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/*** – Enjoyment ****/*****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Zandio was ‘on duty’ last Friday and Silvanus was on Toughie Duty yesterday, so my five bob and four ‘Xs’, one in each quadrant, something we haven’t seen for a while, should safely support this being a proXimal production.… Continue reading

ST 3188 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3188 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where the endless e-mails and advertisements promoting that dreadful concept, imported from our Southern neighbours, of Black Friday ‘deals’ is over for another year, but now we have to get past Cyber Monday; I wonder how much rest we will be allowed before similar activity begins for Boxing Day ‘sales’ – yes, we have it and them over here.… Continue reading

DT 30154

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30154

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***/**** – Enjoyment **/***

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

proXimal was ‘on duty’ last Friday, so if today’s setter is indeed one of the Friday triumvirate my five bob is on this being a Zandio production; if it is not him then I am clueless.… Continue reading

ST 3187 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3187 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, on the fourth anniversary, two days ago in reality, of Dada as our Sunday setter and even after occasional head scratching on a Saturday evening, I still have more hair on my head than my baby brother and my son put together.… Continue reading

DT 30148

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30148

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/*** – Enjoyment ****/*****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Zandio was ‘on duty’ last Friday, Silvanus was on back page duty yesterday, so my five bob was on this being a proXimal production even before, on completion, I saw that we have an X-less pangram.… Continue reading

ST 3186 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3186 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where on Thursday evening into early Friday we had the first snow-laden Colorado Low, the second of the season.  We were somewhat on the outskirts receiving around 13cms – South and East of us, and South of the border, got the worst of it.… Continue reading

DT 30142

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30142

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/*** – Enjoyment ***

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

Silvanus was ‘on duty’ last Friday, proXimal was on Toughie duty yesterday, so my five bob is saying that this a Zandio production.… Continue reading

ST 3185 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3185 (Hints)

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather but it has started cooling down and the weather forecasts are beginning to include the four letter word that begins with ‘S’!… Continue reading

DT 30136

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30136

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/*** – Enjoyment ****/*****

A very good Friday morning from Winnipeg.

So, we seem to have a trend developing where one of the Friday triumvirate is the setter for a non-Ray T Thursday – Silvanus two weeks ago and proXimal yesterday. … Continue reading